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  • $180 million discovery from the placenta Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    $180 million discovery from the placenta

    Biotech MiMedx sells amniotic membrane tissue that is used to help wounds heal 2-3 times faster than standard care. MiMedx CEO Pete Petit, discusses the effective tissue developed from the placenta.

  • West Coast mobilizing for huge, toxic 'red tide' Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    A commercial fishing boat which catches dungeness crabs in Bodega Bay, California.

    An extraordinarily large mass of toxic algae off the West Coast of the United States has shut down crab and clam fisheries.

  • Future of copper mining may be on the ocean floor Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Underwater operations by Nautilus Minerals

    Nautilus Minerals wants to be the world's first deep-sea miner, and says the ocean floor is the safest place to get needed minerals.

  • Beyond cutting edge: Fusion energy's front-runners Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Tom McGuire is the head of the compact fusion research team at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works.

    Fusion power sounds like a science-fiction dream, but billions in investment are pouring into it, according to OilPrice.com.

  • Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Military personnel inspect segments from a Terramil bomb shelter.

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.

  • What may be next for the last US rare earths miner Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Metal trading Company Haines and Maassen GmbH in Bonn, The company trades mainly with the rare earth elements and specialty metals. The rare earths elements are indispensable raw materials for many key technologies of electronic products to medical equipment.

    Rumors that Molycorp may seek bankruptcy protection sent its shares plummeting last week.

  • Rise of the robots, fall of the people? Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Rise of the robots, fall of the people?

    Discussing whether robots will replace skilled workers, with Martin Ford, author of "Rise of the Robots," and Craig Lambert, author of "Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs that Fill Your Day."

  • New test can find every virus you ever caught Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 6:25 PM ET
    Blood test

    A new blood test can find just about every virus you ever caught—in a single drop of blood, NBC News reports.

  • MIT team demonstrates nearly frictionless motion Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Skating on ice

    Physicists at MIT show it is possible to create objects that can move with almost no friction, and it may be big for nanotechnology.

  • California groundwater use like 'racking up debt' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Drilling for water at a farm near Mendota, Calif.

    The California drought may have harsh effects on farmers this year, says a new report issued by a team of UC Davis researchers.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, June 2- Takata Corp will "rapidly" reduce production of a volatile chemical that has been linked to ruptured air bag inflators, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. The chemical, ammonium nitrate, "appears to be one of the factors" contributing to inflator ruptures linked to six deaths and hundreds of injuries, Kevin Kennedy,...

  • "Negative impacts are not only something in the future- they are something now," said Zou Ji, a co-leader of the U.N. review of consultations about science policy for governments working on a U.N. climate deal in Paris in December. All sides at the presentation of the report, on the sidelines of June 1-11 talks on the Paris accord, said government promises so far for...

  • New California water rules fall short: Scientists Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    The remnants of a marina are seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir east of Stockton, California, which is now at less than 20 percent capacity.

    California's new urban water use rules go into effect Monday, but the state must do more to prepare for the "new normal," a group of scientists say.

  • Merck's fight against cancer Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Merck's fight against cancer

    Merck's executive vice president Dr. Roger Perlmutter, discusses research on immunotherapy for certain colon cancers, and the players in the fight against cancer.

  • Too loud out? Here are America’s quietest places Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Go west for peace and quiet.

    The National Parks Service has recorded a million hours of sound from all around America, and found its quietest places.

  • Could virus make the leap from birds to people? Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Lacey Kurth, a research associate, works with avian influenza test samples during testing in the real-time analytical diagnostics lab at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa.

    There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.

  • Is it a landfill? Nope, just leftover Boston snow Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Debris covers a lingering snow pile, amassed during the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Seaport District in Boston.

    It's just a few weeks away from the summer, but there is still a huge mound of snow too stubborn to melt in Boston.

  • See Cheetah jump! MIT's robot leaps over obstacles Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    M.I.T.'s cheetah-bot can jump hurdles.

    MIT's Cheetah robot, which has been in the making for years, can now jump over obstacles as high as 15 inches, NBC News reports.

  • Medicare is turning 50. Here's how to fix it Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Doctor patient teleconference medicare

    As the government program reaches the half-century mark, it needs to get into the digital age, says this University of Rochester professor.

  • The science of lying Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    The science of lying

    A new CNBC documentary explores the conditions that allow dishonesty to thrive. Why people lie, with Tali Sharot, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of London.